YOUTH GANG PREVENTION & INTERVENTION
Comprehensive Gang Model
Information and resources on the Office of Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Gang Model.
Online Overview of Comprehensive Gang Model
23-minute overview of the Model for individuals exploring strategies to assess and address their communities’ gang problems.
Why Youth Join Gangs
Enlightening video presentation featuring gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs. Learn about research regarding gang joining, as well as firsthand insights into the behaviors and the circumstances that you might observe when interacting with youth who are at high risk of joining a gang.
Gang Related News in Oregon
A list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided.
OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model Implementation Manual
Information manual on implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model.
OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model Assessment Guide
Information on the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Providing research and information on why youth join gangs and how community can build gang prevention and intervention services.
Protective Factors Against Delinquency
This OJJDP literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on protective factors against delinquency.
The Facts on Children’s Exposure to Violence
This fact sheet from the Defending Childhood Initiative and OJJDP provides statistics detailing the prevalence of children’s exposure to violence in homes, schools, and communities.
Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade
This March 2016 OJJDP report presents findings from nearly 1,000 youth interviews conducted across six sites.
Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report on Youth Violence.
Prevention and Intervention for Gang-Affiliated Girls
Report providing an overview of why girls become gang involved, consequences, and what can be done to address the problem.
What Risks do African Youth Face of Gang Involvement?
A report identifying the risk factors that the African community face that potentially lead to gang involvement.
Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Gang Membership for Adult Functioning
Journal article providing research findings on the long-term consequences of adolescent youth being involved in gangs.
Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment
Report detailing findings regarding youth and gangs in Multnomah County
Jackson County Gang Assessment
Report detailing findings regarding youth and gangs in Jackson County
Trauma and Gang Involved Youth
Overview of trauma and gang impacted youth experience and how to help youth cope.
National Gang Center External Link
The National Gang Center contributes to reductions in gang-related crime and violence by providing national leadership; information to policymakers and researchers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners nationwide.al Gang Center
Video: Why Youth Join Gangs
This video presentation features gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs. Learn about research regarding gang joining, as well as firsthand insights into the behaviors and the circumstances that you might observe when interacting with youth who are at high risk of joining a gang.
Study Finds Gang Life is Short-Lived
Source: Phys.org, 9.24.15
Researchers Find More than 1 Million Youths in Gangs
Source: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Gary Gately, 2.17.15
Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing and K.E.Y.
Source: OPB, Allison Frost, 8.25.14
A new fresh start: immigrant youths stay above street influences
Source: Street Roots News, Ann-Derrick Gaillot, 2.10.15
Gresham launches job program, midnight basketball for at-risk youth
Source: The Oregonian, Kasia Hall, 10.8.14